Archive for January, 2009

Interview – Bill Mitchell from Poynter

Posted on 27. Jan, 2009 by .


Bill Mitchell has been at the Poynter Institute for ten years. As one of the premier institutions of traditional journalism I’m curious what the internal happenings are there. How does an organization that trains professional journalists handle on one hand the radical disintegration of the professionalized class and on the other hand embrace the larger […]

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Ten Point Plan to (Re)Building a Successful Local Media Salesforce

Posted on 26. Jan, 2009 by .


A guest post written by Dave Chase as a follow up to his “Five Fatal Flaws that are Killing Local Internet Plays.” For publishers in the local Internet media marketplace, what can be learned from the dotcom bust that can be applied today? In an earlier piece, Five Fatal Flaws that are killing local Internet […]

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Coeds Create CoPress – Innovation from the Ground Up

Posted on 22. Jan, 2009 by .


If you are ever worried about the fate of our the journalism industry take a moment to check out and appreciate CoPress – building a better ecosystem for college publications. This is a fantastic case of young journalists scratching their own itch. The group recently formed their own nonprofit and are discussing what they need […]

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Aggregation is Creation – Adrian Holovaty

Posted on 21. Jan, 2009 by .


Last week I had the unique pleasure of spending some time at the Poynter Institute to discuss the future of journalism. I also had the chance to catch up with Adrian Holovaty who, for many, needs no introduction. He is most known for pioneering Django, a model/view/controller framework to deploy web applications and then using […]

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News Innovation – Barcamp!!!!

Posted on 12. Jan, 2009 by .


I have been meaning to get in touch with Jason Kristufek (a participant in the first Networked Journalism Summit) since he first proposed the idea of a journalism barcamp late last year. I was an instant fan of his proposal and I’m tickled pink that it appears to be catching on. I went to my […]

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Never Quit and Be Honest With Yourself – An Interview with Tristan Harris

Posted on 07. Jan, 2009 by .


I’ve had the good fortune to run into Tristan Harris and finding out that we live in close proximity. Tristan is the founder of Apture. Similar to two other Stanford computer scientist, Tristan understands and wants to improve how people find information on the web. Apture allows reporters to link out easily without necessarily losing […]

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Five Fatal Flaws that are killing local Internet plays

Posted on 03. Jan, 2009 by .


From Dave Chase One of my observations from attending the New Business Models for News conference was that virtually all of the new business model discussion was about ways to lower production costs or new ways to fund journalism. While those items help, I’m convinced the only path to long-term economic viability is to directly […]

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